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Sully or Suley?

Posted by Liberty on February 17, 2009

Is ‘Octomom’ America’s Future?

If you ask me, Peggy Noonan has really pin-pointed something important in this editorial.  It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, given the downturn in the economy and America’s sad lurch towards socialism.  Noonan compares and contrasts two people who’ve been in the media lately: Chesley B. Sullenberger III–“Sully” and Nadya Suleman.  [Noonan calls her “Suley” but she’s also known as “The Octomom.”  It almost sounds like a comic book villain, doesn’t it?  Rightly so, in my opinion.] 

Sully represents something distinctly American to us–a modest man who views saving the lives of his passengers as just part of his job.  Sully didn’t seek the spotlight and when its glare came his way, he was quick to credit his co-workers for what happened that day on the Hudson River.  Steady, responsible, humble and brave–Sully.  Noonan expresses gratitude that America is still making people like him. 

And then, there’s Nadya Suleman–The Octomom.  A glorified welfare queen who has created 14 father-less children, she’s a leech on society who apparently has no compunction about living off the largesse of the taxpayers on a fairly grand scale.  It would be bad enough if she had a couple of kids with no dad in the picture and ended up on social services because she couldn’t make it on her own.  But this was all of her own selfish design.  In-vitro fertilization takes more effort than your average food stamp mama is willing to undertake and/or can afford.  Now the Octomom is out whoring herself for every media outlet that will roll tape.  Selfish, self-aggrandizing, irresponsible and quite possibly mentally ill–Suley.

The concept that Noonan has clarified for me turns out to be more of a question.  In this new era of hope for government handouts and the change to socialism, does America consist more of “Sully’s” or “Suley’s?”  Do more of us still believe in pulling the wagon or does a majority just want a ride?  For our own sake, I hope that strength of character and self-reliance still matter.

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Apocalypse now?

Posted by Liberty on January 24, 2009

In the days since Obama was elected, I’ve been trying to find reasons for Conservatives to stay positive.  That has not been easy.  Conservatives know what the GOP needs to do to win elections but they haven’t been listening.  The GOP has been ignoring their largest voting bloc in favor of chasing elusive groups like Independents, Hispanics, Walmart voters, etc.  Maybe somewhere in the US today, there are Republicans starting to do the right thing.  Maybe somewhere there is a groundswell of Conservatism growing.  Unfortunately, living in the deep blue state of Washington–behind the Iron Curtain, so to speak,–I’m not seeing it.  I hope it really is happening and that we have strong Conservatives candidates ready to take on the libs with guns blazing in time for the midterm elections. 

A conversation that I had last night further pushed me into a state of worry.  It’s hard to know how bad the economic picture under the bad policies of Obama and the radical liberal Democrats in Congress.  But, it will be bad.  We are headed for some hard times–probably harder than anything my generation has ever seen.  I got some good advice last night and I’d like to pass it along.  Get rid of debt.  Don’t take on new debt.  Watch for the stock market to rise briefly in an “Obama rally” and try to salvage some of the principle that you have in the market.  And then, hoard some cash, just in case. 

I don’t like the thought that the economy is going to head even further south.  This kind of negativity is just the opposite of the thought process I’ve been trying to cultivate.  But, we have to be honest.  I have it on good authority that the banking crisis is not over yet, not by a long shot.  And I also firmly believe that Obama’s Socialist policies will push us further into trouble.  So tighten up the budget, kill your debt, put some cold hard cash in a safe spot and take care.  It’s going to get worse before it gets better but we’ll survive just fine.

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I also pledge to ridicule Obama-worshiping celebrities

Posted by Liberty on January 19, 2009

I Pledge to Ridicule Celebrities Who Refuse to Recognize We Are At War With People Who Want to Kill Them, Too

Heard about the video out there [directed by Demi Moore] featuring celebutards spewing platitudes about the changes they’ll hope to implement as America is re-born as a wonderful country tomorrow?  I haven’t watched it [darn slow internet] but I was able to listen to some audio from it and also found Andrew Breitbart’s teriffic blog today about it.  He has a link to Ashton Kutcher’s companion editorial that goes along with the pledge video, too.  **WARNING**  Ashton Kutcher’s editorial contains dangerously stupid content.

“Americans are on the brink of the Newer Deal where we will join hands in an effort to resurrect the pride in a government that supports us in supporting ourselves. Our new leader understands the value of our collective voices, he believes in our ability to create a greater good, and knows that as a nation we are willing to sacrifice selfishness for a more robust happiness.”

Oh, gag me.  Let’s just be honest here.  We are on the brink of the Newer Deal.  We are all going to be forced to pay for a government that supports people who refuse to support themselves.  Our new leader is an empty suit who is leading a cult of personality off the edge of the cliff of socialism.  The greater good will become the greater mediocrity as we all are forced into submission under a massive welfare state.  We’re sacrificing our own future and committing to a reduced standard of living for all involved.  But, I’m off on a tangent.

Check out Breitbart’s Big Hollywood Blog.  He’s not taking this ridiculous pledge video at face value and neither should you.  He asks where these celebrities have been the past eight years and questions their premise that they could only love their country and want to help their country when it’s being lead by “their guy.”

“Yet, hating the president doesn’t mean one can’t still help out the country in a great time of need. But many went to foreign countries and demeaned it instead. Called those that disagreed with them rubes and hicks. The elitism of the celebrities against flyover country America could not have been more pronounced. They made a boat-load of movies that affirmed this narrow and patronizing world view.

And now they want us back.

We’re all Americans — NOW.”

A couple more great lines:

“This video illustrates that the current celebrity class are not citizens but serfs. They need a leader to put their minds in the right place to do the right thing. They are not heroic individualists seeking to extend America’s promise but conformists who chose to sit out and complain during the tough years in order to ensure their guy got in the next go-around.

The celebrity decadence during the ‘oppressive’ Bush years was world class. The clubs raged. The boutique hotels rocked. The private jet industry at Van Nuys airport flourished. The party never stopped. And only a precious few (Thank you, dearly!!!) stepped up to support the American troops who have been valiantly fighting for Hollywood’s right to do lines off of each others’ buttocks at $10 million Hollywood Hills mansions.

They never spoke up against the movies that demonized our military.

They never made movies to counter the libel.

They took the easy route. And blamed Bush for everything.”

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But the intention was good. Isn’t that enough?

Posted by Liberty on January 5, 2009

Charity homes built by Hollywood start to crumble

“Residents of a model housing estate bankrolled by Hollywood celebrities and hand-built by Jimmy Carter, the former US president, are complaining that it is falling apart.

Fairway Oaks was built on northern Florida wasteland by 10,000 volunteers, including Carter, in a record 17-day ‘blitz’ organised by the charity Habitat for Humanity.

Eight years later it is better known for cockroaches, mildew and mysterious skin rashes.”

Jimmy Carter…a failure as a president, as a Middle East peace negotiator and as a builder.

Jimmy Carter aside, after reading the comments, I did have to wonder how much blame the residents have to bear for the state of their houses.  If they were the kind of people who weren’t willing or able to get a home on their own, were they really the kind of people who would take care of a house that was given to them?  It also brought to mind the phenomena of the homeowners who were fortunate enough to have foreclosure postponed that still aren’t paying their mortgage.

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Skagit County’s first out of wedlock birth of 2009

Posted by Liberty on January 5, 2009

Skagit County’s first new baby of 2009

“With a due date of Dec. 26, Shanel Armstrong expected her baby to come on Christmas. When the day passed, she thought it might come on her birthday, Dec. 31.

Instead, she gave birth four hours and one minute into the new year, making her 7-pound, 15-ounce son the first baby in Skagit County for 2009.

After nine hours of labor, 15-year-old Armstrong gave birth to Daymonnta Armstrong-Spencer, a baby boy.”

I’m not going to take the time to search the archives to confirm what I’m about to say.  I’m going to rely on my powers of recollection, which are really pretty good.  Whenever, The Skagit Valley Herald or any of their affiliated free papers like the Burlington Argus or Sedro-Woolley Courier-Times, publish a story about a baby, it has always been born to a teenager or unmarried parents.  They never publish stories about babies born to two people who are married to each other.  Every “first new baby of the year” story that I can recall has been out of wedlock and they usually publish a plethora of “human interest” pieces about teenage moms around graduation time.  Don’t get me wrong–I oppose abortion and consequently, I have to give these girls credit for choosing to give their babies life.  But why are they in the paper?  Doesn’t that just serve to minimize the seriousness of the mistakes they have made and normalize the idea of teenagers raising babies?

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Sadly enough, the people who really need this won’t get one

Posted by Liberty on December 13, 2008

Car Key Device Blocks Cell Phone Use While Driving

You know who I’m talking about.  You see them every time you get on I-5.  They’re the ones in the left lane going 60 miles per hour, mindlessly yakking away while frustration builds in the lineup behind them.

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Chaos in India vs. chaos in America

Posted by Liberty on November 28, 2008

TIMELINE-Attack on Mumbai

Mumbai Terror: Five Hostages Dead

“…firing has intensified at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel where commandos are battling another group of terrorists.

Sky’s India correspondent Alex Crawford, who is within yards of the hotel, says gunshots and grenades are being fired inside and outside the building.

‘The gunfire appears to be coming from the window of the second floor. They (the attackers) are really going for it this time to show they really mean business,’ she said.”

“Commandos involved in the operation have described the terrorists as ‘showing no remorse, firing at anyone who moves.’

With his face disguised by a scarf and sunglasses, one commando said he had seen around 50 dead bodies in the building and explosives capable of causing ‘major damage.’

The wave of terror attacks began more than 36 hours earlier after small groups of militants, armed with automatic weapons and grenades, entered the city by boat and fanned out.”

“Several British survivors have been speaking of their shock as they return home.

Joey Jeetun was in a cafe when a group of gunmen stormed in, pushed him to the ground and told him to ‘stay down.’

He said: ‘I could hear people shouting and screaming. Straight after there was blood everywhere. My friend had got shot in the leg and everyone else around me was getting hit, some shot in the head.'”

Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede

“A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.

The 34-year-old worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.”

If these stories don’t highlight how trivial our daily lives in America can become (if we allow it), I don’t know what would.  I have nothing but gratitude for the standard of living that we enjoy today but the terror attacks in Mumbai should serve as a reminder to Americans.  Our society tends to take for granted the wealth and security that makes it possible for some of us to spend the day after Thanksgiving wrestling over an X-Box 360 or a FurReal Friend.  This Wal-Mart worker lost his life in the name of Christmas bargains and people in Mumbai are living a nightmare.  Thankful and sad at the same time; that pretty much sums it up for me today.

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